Publication - Consultation paper

Extending children's rights guidance: consultation

Published: 25 Aug 2017
Learning Directorate
Part of:
Children and families, Education, Equality and rights

Consultation on non-statutory guidance for education authorities and schools regarding the rights of children aged 12 to 15 years.

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24 page PDF

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Extending children's rights guidance: consultation
Annex B: Resources

24 page PDF

493.7 kB

Annex B: Resources

Resources in support of Children's Rights and assessment of capacity and wellbeing

Children's Rights

Enquire's webpages

Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning.

Their REACH website offers information and advice to children and young people on their rights

Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland

The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland website has information on participation and education and their 7 Golden Rules for participation.

Rights Respecting Schools Awards

UNICEF works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn. UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.

It's About Ability

This child-friendly UNICEF publication explains the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Its main purpose is to empower children, with and without disabilities, to play their part in challenging discrimination and promoting the Convention's principles.

Assessment of wellbeing

GIRFEC interactive guide

The guide gives staff a clear understanding of wellbeing and demonstrates the links between wellbeing and the teaching and learning process. It provides tools in the form of wellbeing wheels to gauge the level of wellbeing.

National Guidance on Child Protection 2014

The National Risk Framework to Support the Assessment of Children and Young People

Other helpful resources

Autism toolbox

Autism toolbox provides helpful approaches to supporting communication


Intandem provides mentors for children aged between 8-14 years who are looked after by their local authority but living at home.

Parental Involvement Act

Looked After Children Strategy

Looked After Children's Rights

Supporting Children's Learning - Statutory Code of Practice

Supporting Learners and Families - Dyslexia toolkit


Email: Emily McLean,

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road